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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Directing and Managing Change

by Davidmann
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

2.25 stars
Content Quality: 2.5 stars
Effectiveness: 2 stars
Ease of Use: 1.5 stars
Reviewed: Dec 08, 2006 by Business Editorial Board
Overview: This presentation contains information on Adapting to Change, Deciding What Needs to be Done; Planning Ahead, Getting Results, Evaluating Progress; Appraisal Interviews and Target-setting Meetings. There are also links to other sources of information as well as diagrams.
Learning Goals: Although the goals are not stated, it appears as though this could be used for executive training re: change management as background material that provides some useful information.
Target Student Population: post secondary
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: General knowledge of business terminology.<br/>
Type of Material: Informational, written in a narrative with several figures to portray the <br/>concepts being discussed.
Recommended Uses: - faculty interest/reading- might be used as reading and discussion catalyst for executives meeting or colleagues/consultants with interest in area of organizational change management
Technical Requirements: web access

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 2.5 stars
Strengths: - topic is very relevant in today's organizations- may provide interesting/thought provoking reading to experts in change management/organizational behavior
Concerns: some outdated concepts - outdated data - data is from UK; need to tie to international discussion? - lacks transition from topic to topic (no explanation on how each topic relates to one another) - sections appear to be pieced together - poorly written summary - no scholarly supported resources

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 2 stars
Strengths: This could serve as a very general background to the subject.
Concerns: - material must be read keeping in mind its date of publication- there does not appear to be easy adaption for use in instruction nor guidance on how to use the material for faculty or students- raw material which would need work to be effectively used

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 1.5 stars
Strengths: This is a very unsophisticated website that just requires paging down through the copy
Concerns: - full comprehension requires additional effort due to quality of writing

Other Issues and Comments: The copy needs to be edited for grammar and punctuation. The page needs to be re-designed for ease of use and to make it more attractive.